WILDER: WE CAN HANDLE THE HEAT
SHEFFIELD United have a history of choking in the League One run-in – whether it’s losing in the play-offs or failing to finish in the top six after an encouraging start to the campaign.
But boss Chris Wilder insists this year’s crop will not wilt so easily as they continue to charge towards the Championship.
The Blades enjoyed a seven-point gap at the summit of League One before Saturday’s clash with Rochdale – losing just one of their previous six games.
And 49-year-old Wilder has brushed off question marks over their mental state as they edge nearer the second tier for the first time in six years.
“People keep asking me about the lads getting caught up in things or feeling the heat,” Wilder said.
“All I can say is: if they are, they’re certainly hiding it from me.
“Some people might find it a problem but these boys don’t.
“That’s not complacency. Far, far from it. That’s something we never are because this is a difficult league full of talented teams.
“But, with regards to that question – can the lads handle it mentally? – yes, of course they can.”
FAITH: Chris Wilder